January dec03 News
All the latest news about comedy and comedians: stand-up, TV sitcoms and sketch shows, comedy movies, etc…
Thu 25 August 2016
ITV orders Harry Hill panel show
Alien Fun Capsule to air next year
25/08/2016 … ITV has commissioned a new panel show from Harry Hill, to air in 2017.
BBC to make Nigel Farage comedy
Starring Porridge's Kevin Bishop
25/08/2016 … The BBC is to make a spoof about Nigel Farage’s life after quitting politics.
Old sitcom reboots 'could lead to full series'
Says BBC comedy chief
25/08/2016 … One or more of the sitcoms being rebooted by the BBC could return for a full series, the corporation’s comedy chief Shane Allen says.
A League Of Their Own returns to the States
And three more studio series ordered
25/08/2016 … The League Of Their Own team are to go on a second American road trip.
Channel 5 goes back to the Borderline
Comedy gets a second series
25/08/2016 … Channel 5’s comedy Borderline is to return for a second series.
Comic guilty of being drunk and disorderly
Monty Burns swore at cop who caught him peeing
25/08/2016 … Stand-up comic Gregor Burns – who uses the stage name Monty Burns – has admitted charges of being drunk and disorderly after he swore at a police officer who caught him pissing in a doorway.
Dawn French to host kids' talent show
US format Little Big Shots comes to ITV
25/08/2016 … Dawn French is to host an TV show highlighting talented children.
Heidi Regan wins So You Think You're Funny?
A tight 5: August 25
25/08/2016 … DEADPAN Australian comedian Heidi Regan has won this year's £2,500 So You Think You're Funny? new act competition, staged by the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe.